Construction is expected to be in the highly contentious area of the West Bank known as E1, a corridor that runs between the easternmost edge of annexed east Jerusalem and the Maaleh Adumim settlement.
Dr David Abrahamson feels the portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian impasse is imperfect – and that neighbouring Arab countries have fostered the hope of a Palestinian state by refusing to absorb refugees.
AN ARAB MAN convicted of rape because he pretended to be a Jew, has received a reprieve against his prison sentence, according to the BBC News.
Sabbar Kashur, 30 was found guilty of “rape by deception” despite having consensual sex with an Israeli woman. Kashur was last month sentenced to 18-months in jail.
Now, the High Court in Israel has granted Kashur 18-months leave in order to appeal against his sentence. Kashur had been under house arrest but has since been released.
The sentence caused outcry in Israel and incredulity in the Arab world. Allegations of racism and paternalism were made against the judges who ruled that it was their duty to protect “the sanctity of the bodies and souls” of innocent victims against criminals.
Kashur, from east Jerusalem Palestine is married with two children, but met the woman by chance in Jerusalem. He told her he was a Jewish bachelor, seeking a long term relationship. 10 minutes later the two were having sex on the roof of a deserted building.
Kashur said he was also considering the possibility of a civil lawsuit against the woman at a later date.
A FORMER TOP policeman in Australia has said that concerns that the opening of a Dublin drug injecting centre could lead to an increase in crime and anti-social behaviour may be unfounded.
Advocates say that safe injection facilities (SIFs) reduce the harm associated with injecting drug use. They are supervised spaces where people can inject drugs in a clean and hygienic setting off the street.
It is understood that plans for a pilot supervised injecting room in the capital are at an advanced stage, and that the issue will be dealt with in this Dáil term.
After the introduction of such a centre in Sydney, it made a huge difference to crime rates in the area.
Pat Paroz, the former Commander of Drug and Alcohol Coordination for the New South Wales Police, told TheJournal.ie: “Most of the trends in property theft and violent crime went down from when the injecting centre was introduced.”
So, what do you think? Should Dublin open a drug injecting centre?
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